September 09, 2012
I just got time-machined. This edit took me back to the '70s and early '80s and gave this little hunk o' postmodernism a patina of, um, well, modernism. . . of an early modern flavor.
Authentic VHS screen-bending ugliness, schlocky horror movie music, rough-looking scene intercuts—all these elements blend together wonderfully to create the feel of something from another era.
Another brilliant feature: the lack of DVD features. It plays like a tape, without chapter stops. Want to rewind or fast forward? Do it the old-fashioned way. (Or else Ghost Face will be pissed.)
The original was a fun movie to begin with, and Neglify's adherence to a certain vision gives us another way to appreciate this seminal bit of pop culture.